Son Parc, Menorca, Spain
Son Parc is a quiet beach resort close to the town of Fornells. The beach is sandy and gently shelves into the shallow waters. The resort is ideally suited to older couples or families with small children.
Situated on the north coast of the island, Son Parc is a good choice for families and is just 20mins from the airport. Apart from the beach the other main attraction here is Menorca's only golf course.Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Son Parc Reviews
The long, sandy beach is perfect for children and adults and shelves very gently which makes it easy to walk out for a few hundred yards before it gets deep. There are lifeguards on patrol and sun loungers and umbrellas are available to hire. There are also canoes and pedalos for hire and there is a beach side cafe at the Western end so plenty to keep you occupied for a day at the beach.
The beach is accessible by three different routes, one by road and two by paths behind the Sol Parc Hotel and the Beach Club Apartments.
Things to Do
Son Parc is home to Menorca's only golf course. This first class golf course is surrounded by trees and offers some amazing scenery and will suit both beginners and experienced golfers. There is also a driving range if you just want to get a little practise in.
There are lots of walking/hiking routes to follow and horse riding and tennis is also popular here.
Out and About
There is one main street in Son Parc which is known as 'the strip', which is where a handful of low key bars, restaurants and shops are to be found. Although there are not too many restaurants you will find a good selection of cuisine, including many local specialities. Nightlife is restricted to the local bars but there are some clubs in nearby resorts which are only a bus ride away.
The shops here will provide the basics but if you are looking to treat yourself or wanting to buy some presents to take home, you may be best to head into nearby Fornells or even Mahon, the Capital.
Take a trip to the small town of Es Mercadel with pretty little streets and rustic whitewashed houses. Once you have finished exploring, you may want to climb Monte Toro, Menorca's highest mountain. There are some fantastic views to be seen from the top and there is also a small cafe for refreshments.
Not only does Ciudadella have a great selection of shops and restaurants, there are also many historic things to see such as the 14th century gothic cathedral, a couple of museums and the remains of the fortified walls. For the perfect end to your day, venture down to the harbour for a drink and enjoy the atmosphere.
The capital, Mahon also has it's fair share of historic buildings such as La Mola, a gigantic fort which is located at the harbour side and the Baroque church of Santa Maria to name but a few. Many people come to Mahon to shop and will certainly not be disappointed. There are many bars and restaurants and nightclubs too, so it may well be worth saying over to take full advantage of what Mahon has to offer.
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